Lever Court is situated within the Duke Street Conservation Area and Ropewalks district of Liverpool city centre. The development offers a unique balance of fast paced city living with that of a hidden urban sanctuary. The six storey mixed-use development of sixty one apartments, ground floor A3 commercial space, underground car parking and an urban landscaped courtyard provide contemporary secure luxury living, in the city centre and close to Grosvenor’s eagerly awaited Liverpool ONE development.
The project has been developed as a response to the confined site restraints and the Conservation Area status, in order to deliver a development that is sympathetic to the existing historical architecture, whilst providing the client, the Iliad Group, with a landmark building in its own right. It was also through these constraints that the development of the elevated private courtyard allowed the proposals to take on a unique character and provide the urban security that is missing within other city centre residential developments. The choice of materials such as limestone cladding, aluminium and render together with a design decision to include large picture windows to all the apartment living areas, has allowed for the creation of a contemporary façade to be developed, that compliments the proportions of the surrounding Georgian and Victorian architecture. The large picture windows to each apartment allow views of Liverpool’s Cathedrals and skyline with good floor to ceiling heights with fenestration to match, making the rooms seem generous and light, a feature embellished with a balcony per apartment. Penthouses have views across Liverpool and beyond and the set-back creates large terraces enveloping their perimeter The scheme illustrates the commitment given by SNOW and the local developers to the regeneration of Liverpool city centre.